Release date: 15 August 2014
Style: Heavy metal

Rating:

7.9 | 199 votes

Owners:

169 have it
33 want it


Disc I
01. Stampede
02. Dying Breed
03. Dark Side Of My Heart
04. Fall Of The Empire
05. Trail Of Tears
06. Wanna Be Free
07. 200 Years
08. Bloodbath Mastermind
09. From The Ashes We Rise
10. The Curse
11. Final Journey
12. Thrown To The Wolves [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [limited edition digipack DVD/Blu-ray] [live]
01. Intro
02. Hung, Drawn & Quartered
03. Hellfire
04. Restless & Wild
05. Losers & Winners
06. Stalingrad
07. Breaker
08. Bucket Full Of Hate
09. Monsterman
10. Shadow Soldier
11. Amamos La Vida
12. Guitar Solo Wolf
13. Neon Nights
14. Bulletproof
15. Aiming High
16. Princess Of The Dawn
17. Up To The Limit
18. No Shelter
19. Pandemic
20. Fast As A Shark
21. Metal Heart
22. Teutonic Terror
23. Balls To The Wall

The Best Heavy / Melodic Metal Album Of 2014

Review
Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Mark Tornillo - vocals
Wolf Hoffmann - guitars
Herman Frank - guitars
Stefan Schwarzmann - drums
Peter Baltes - bass


Additional info
Producer, mixing & mastering: Andy Sneap.
Cover art: Dan Goldsworthy.

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS

Rating:
8.5
Now that Accept have climbed back to the top of their game and swept up the spotlight with a pair of excellent albums, their challenge lies in maintaining their grasp on success. Despite song titles like "Dying Breed," "Fall Of The Empire," and "Final Journey," Blind Rage does not spell the end to Accept's second wind; it is the next chapter.

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published 27.07.2014 | Comments (10)

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theembryo - 10.04.2014 at 01:26  
  Very well then - many are looking forward to new release!!!
Kalmah - 14.08.2014 at 23:51  
Rating: 10 The album is perfect.
master 666 - 15.08.2014 at 10:16  
Rating: 10 Very well then - many are looking forward to new release!!!
DeathSlyzer - 15.08.2014 at 15:22  
  Wow! You guys are just letting those 10's go. I have heard a couple tracks from the album, and it's been amazing. I don't know if it's 10 material yet, but I'll listen to the entire album, and I think I'll enjoy the hell out of it.
ManiacBlasphemer - 15.08.2014 at 18:24  
Rating: 9 Great release. Not a 10, but a 9. Accept is the perfect metal machine.
Dr. Strawberry - 21.08.2014 at 11:34  
Rating: 4 - Another favourless release under a big name tag.
- I bought this album only to show my support for one of my favorite bands.
- If you expect anything like Metal Heart...No way, this is not what you want.
- I would say Nuclear Blast has really contributed few tons of tasteless releases in metal scene.
- Ok, I am not trying to be mean, "Blood of the nations" is one of a very very few Rare good titles among NB's whole catalogue.
raveneffect - 21.08.2014 at 11:59  
Rating: 6
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 21.08.2014 at 11:34

- If you expect anything like Metal Heart...No way, this is not what you want.


I havent heard it yet (however, I will later today), but I'm sure no one will expect another Metal Heart out of this, it would be the same as expecting another Painkiller from Priest or another Horrorscope from Overkill. I think fans know that these guys already made their peak back in the days.
Lit. - 21.08.2014 at 20:00  
  I'm glad it's not another Metal Heart; that album was straight-up boring save the title track which had a decent solo at least. This album is way better. Just like I'm glad Overkill aren't releasing another Horrorscope, I'd much rather have them release another Ironbound or Electric Age.
Dr. Strawberry - 22.08.2014 at 22:47  
Rating: 4
Written by Guest on 21.08.2014 at 20:00

I'm glad it's not another Metal Heart; that album was straight-up boring save the title track which had a decent solo at least. This album is way better. Just like I'm glad Overkill aren't releasing another Horrorscope, I'd much rather have them release another Ironbound or Electric Age.

I don't know how was the sales of Ironbound and Electric Age...
but I knew that 2 batch of Metal Heart (remastered) 2014 had fully sold out in 4 months since it was released in Feb-March 2014, now the music label is manufacturing the 3rd pressing. Sales speak !
You think so many listeners like to buy boring stuff ? May be I am also one of the boring listeners...
raveneffect - 22.08.2014 at 23:51  
Rating: 6 It's just a matter of personal opinion. Chill.

Gave this a spin yesterday and I've got some mixed reactions. Dark Side of my Heart and From the Ashes We Rise stand out as my personal favs, other songs have some nice riffs inbetween them but then you reach moments like Dying Breed, Fall of the Empire or 200 Years that just sound unfinished. Overall, it's not something that impresses me and feels like another easily forgetable album, unlike Reedemer from JP (It's fair to compare both since they share the same genre and are both by legendary bands that have nothing left to prove at this point of their respective carreers).

It doesnt feel necessarily bad but I dont find it good enough to say it's Average so it falls in a very strange place between them with a 5.5 (rounded up to 6).

I will give it another spin later.
Dr. Strawberry - 24.08.2014 at 19:31  
Rating: 4
Written by raveneffect on 22.08.2014 at 23:51

It's just a matter of personal opinion. Chill.

Gave this a spin yesterday and I've got some mixed reactions. Dark Side of my Heart and From the Ashes We Rise stand out as my personal favs, other songs have some nice riffs inbetween them but then you reach moments like Dying Breed, Fall of the Empire or 200 Years that just sound unfinished. Overall, it's not something that impresses me and feels like another easily forgetable album, unlike Reedemer from JP (It's fair to compare both since they share the same genre and are both by legendary bands that have nothing left to prove at this point of their respective carreers).

It doesnt feel necessarily bad but I dont find it good enough to say it's Average so it falls in a very strange place between them with a 5.5 (rounded up to 6).

I will give it another spin later.

Quite true. It's what I thought of this album but too lazy to write down.
I rated 6 too in the beginning but after a few thoughts i decided to rate it a 4 simply because if a band keep on producing something 80% familiar to their previous work then I don't think I can keep on giving one another a 6 anymore.
metalody - 07.09.2014 at 14:07  
Rating: 9 Pure heavy metal. Powerful stuff.
joshsteph - 15.09.2014 at 02:57  
Rating: 9 It's definitely softer than the previous two releases, but that doesn't mean it's bad. I'm never expecting from a band to repeat themselves, and I'm never expecting a new album with the "hopefully it will be like..." thought. After two really solid albums I find this one a great continuation, a little bit of cooling down. My only problem is that the title of the album "Blind Rage" is not reflecting the atmosphere musically. - 200 years - is actually one of the highlights of the album for me, great song and awesome lyrics. Giving this album a 4 is way too harsh. Wanna Be Free will be a great live hymn, just like From The Ashes We Rise, while Bloodbath Mastermind is a really cool bang your head type of song. There won't be another Metal Heart, just like how there won't be another Blood Of The Nations either, which is perfectly fine. I love this album as much as I like the two previous ones, nothing wrong with slowing down sometimes.
Fearmeister - 11.12.2014 at 01:36  
Rating: 7 I think this might be my favorite of the 3 reunion albums.

EDIT: After listening to it a few more times, I retract my statement
Bad English - 07.02.2015 at 21:54  
  Good one. Somehow Accept knows way to write better songs as UDO, even Udo has some unique voice, but musically Accept is stronger
Last 3 albums is powerful, even more as 80's but we all know 80's is some kind nostalgia , grass was greener, times were better, metal was heavier, not was not , not all what came out in 80's means good, I think this is powerful album , new vocalist is great, music Wolf writes is good, great chemistry between vocals and music and new guy in some way can be like Udo, even Udo cant be replicable because his vocals
CakeTrolley - 20.06.2016 at 17:03  
Rating: 4 This one follows the exact formula as the two previous one. The production is nearly identical and the song writing does somehow now feel repetitive. Everything on here has been done better before, and to be honest the album is pretty boring. There are some riffs and lead guitars here and there that are nice and Dying Breed is a good track but overall it's a huge disappointment.

And now something that really grinds my gear. I own the limited edition with the extra live dvd and wtf why is Herman Franks guitar buried so low in the mix?! and there's not many camera angels on him either. I read an interview with Herman Frank saying he offered them a lot of songs which they wasn't interested in because they wanted to keep the songwriting to Hoffman/ Baltes/ Tornillo (listen to Herman Franks solo albums and you understand the madness in this). I'm glad he chose to leave, such an excellent songwriter and guitarist should not have to put up with shit like that. The whole dvd also seem to be suffering of the same problem as most live dvds today, it's too glossy and stiff. Give me some live and raw stuff!

Luckily I got this CD+DVD version for only 5€ which keeps me from going on a blind rage...
TrueMetalJope - 07.10.2016 at 22:33  
Rating: 9 Sounds like classic Accept material to me. 3rd strong album a row, this is better than in their 80s days. Although it has many strong songs the album has same problem as the previous two had, that is too many songs; heavy metal don't need 60 min albums, especially when a band is writing such short songs like Accept does.

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